What a difference a dime makes.
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UBCR Trucks run entirely on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

The 10¢ deposit changes the perception of the container from trash, to an item with monetary value. This drives many people to return their recyclable containers to stores to get their money back.

Easy. Convenient.
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Consumers make one trip to redeem deposits and do their shopping.

Consumers make one trip to redeem deposits and do their shopping.

Michigan consumers love the convenience of one-stop redemption & shopping, with thousands of locations all over the state.

Zero. Zilch. Nada.
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Michigan's deposit system is self-sustaining with no added cost to taxpayers.

Michigan's deposit system is self-sustaining with no added cost to taxpayers.

Michigan's deposit system is self-sustaining with no added cost to taxpayers.

100%.
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100% of the containers are transformed into industry-preferred material.

100% of the containers are transformed into industry-preferred material.

100% of the containers returned through the Michigan deposit system are transformed into a valuable, high-quality, highly desirable industrial commodity.

Less Energy.
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More than 500,000 gallons of petroleum are saved each year with UBCR's CNG-fueled fleet.

More than 500,000 gallons of petroleum are saved each year with UBCR's CNG-fueled fleet.

UBCR trucks fueled with CNG haul many more containers per mile, more efficiently than any other system. With two UBCR public CNG filling stations, more than 500,000 gallons of petroleum are saved each year.

Clean.
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More than 500,000 gallons of petroleum are saved each year with UBCR's CNG-fueled fleet.

More than 500,000 gallons of petroleum are saved each year with UBCR's CNG-fueled fleet.

Originally designed to help eliminate roadside litter -- and it worked! -- Michigan's deposit system is highly regarded as the best in the nation.

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Keep Michigan First.

Michigan leads the nation in beverage container recycling, with a redemption rate of 89%. Why is Michigan so successful? It’s because of overwhelming support by Michigan citizens of the 10¢ deposit, combined with a convenient return system.

Watch the video below to learn more.

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How it works.

As the product is delivered to the stores and sold to consumers, the ten-cent deposit moves in four steps, from wholesaler to store to consumer. As the used containers are redeemed in the stores, the ten-cent deposit moves in the opposite direction.

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Contact us.

Do you need an extra pickup? Additional parts or repair? UBCR's goal is to help their customers maintain optimal efficiency. Please let us know how we can help you.

For immediate assistance, contact our dispatch office at (888) 422-7404. All requests are answered within 24 hours.